We also serve as a trusted advisor on the largest and highest profile deals in the industry. Weil has extensive experience working with international media and entertainment companies and investors in transactions as diverse as mergers and acquisitions and related financings, cross-border transactions, spin-offs, IPOs, intellectual property licensing and counseling, royalty, debt and equity offerings, and restructurings. Our experience encompasses all areas of global media, publishing and telecommunications in matters of industry-wide significance. Our media and entertainment transactional practice involves particularly close collaboration among our M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets and Technology & IP Transactions practices.
Weil Named Media & Entertainment “Practice Group of the Year”
Yehudah Buchweitz Named 2015 MVP for Media & Entertainment
Frederick Green was named “Dealmaker of the Week” for week ending May 15, 2015 by The Am Law Daily for his lead role advising Verizon Communications Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL Inc.
Advising DIRECTV in its acquisition by AT&T, Weil partners Fred Green and Mike Lubowitz “led a team that in a matter of a couple of weeks crafted one of the largest global deals in recent history”.
Media & Entertainment “Deal of the Year”
Americas Tax Awards 2015
Ranked among the top 4 firms in Band 1 in New York for Media & Entertainment Litigation and known for “handling sophisticated matters in the digital and social media sectors” and offering “expertise in copyright and trademark disputes and First Amendment litigation.
Transaction Team of the Year for Media, Technology and Telecoms
Legal 500 US 2014
Weil was named a Law360 Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year for 2013 for its “wide-ranging success,” including a copyright litigation win for Marvel Comics, a trial victory for ESPN in a contract dispute with Dish, and providing IP advice to Yahoo! in nearly a dozen acquisitions in 2013 alone.